Date lodged: 21 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it uses for-profit private organisations to deliver its international development programmes.
Answered by: Alasdair Allan 11 January 2017
The Scottish Government funds through a range of Scottish based organisations, such as registered charities, universities, local authorities, NHS Boards, private sector companies and social enterprises, with a strong emphasis on respectful partnership. The Scottish Government is clear in seeking applications to its funding rounds that it would not expect a private sector organisation to profit from a development project, and private companies in receipt of a grant under the International Development Fund will act on a not for profit basis.